Shocking surveillance footage has shown a Calgary cop slamming a handcuffed black woman face-first to the floor and breaking her nose in what a fellow officer has described as the ‘worst use of force he has seen in 30 years’.
Calgary Police Constable Alex Dunn was charged with assault causing bodily harm over the violent incident that took place during the arrest of Dalia Kafi back in December 2017 in Calgary, in the western Canadian province of Alberta.
Dunn is currently standing trial for the alleged assault but has not been fired from the force and is currently working in an administrative role.
Video played at his trial Monday shows the police officer flipping Kafi to the ground in a ‘judo-style throw’ causing her face to bounce off the concrete and leaving her lying in a pool of blood.
The shocking footage of the incident was shown to the court this week and provincial court Judge Michelle Christopher agreed to release it to members of the media.
It shows the officer approaching Kafi, 26 at the time, who is stood in handcuffs with her back against the wall inside a police arrest processing facility.
Dunn reaches up to Kafi’s head and tries to pull off the headscarf she is wearing.
Kafi tries to lean away from him but Dunn yanks it off her head.
The cop then forcefully hurls her to the ground face first in one swift motion with her face visibly bouncing off the ground.
Dunn has a hold of Kafi’s wrists that are handcuffed behind her back and her arms are held in the air as she lies still on the ground for a moment.
Kafi is seen stirring slightly while Dunn continues to hold her arms and look down at her on the ground for several seconds making no motion to check her injuries.
Another male officer then walks over about 15 seconds later and Dunn steps away.
The officer helps Dafi to her knees and blood spatters can be seen along the floor from the alleged victim’s face.
Another two male officers emerge in the frame and one is seen putting on medical gloves.
There is no audio in the footage.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Rachel Sharp